Bar service within a salon or beauty lounge environment has been a growing trend and proved to be at the heart for the function of this particular space. The primary design element is a custom, white, sculptural bar adorned with accents of brass. This fundamental feature grounds the space, orients the customer, and provides the bartender and stylist with all tools needed within arms reach, while providing an elegant system of displaying product and merchandise.
Having the ability to collaborate with the Client’s brand identity and graphic designer (Schmid Studio), allowed for a strong brand presence and cohesive client experience. A palette of blush hues and floral pattern, recognizable from the salon menus and business cards at check-in, set the softened tone from the entry. Concrete tile, in varying shades of a dusty rose, draw the eye through the space; solid brass plate trims doorways and creates thresholds into each ‘zone’, progressing from public to private. Solid maple floors carry warmth throughout and pleasantly contrast to the sea of white, while nostalgic hexagon mosaic tiles play off the historic brick walls in the ‘wet’ areas.
Photographs by Richard Seldomridge